COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. — Southern Adventist University announced a major update to its student meal plan policies this morning, stating students would only be able to use their plans at the nearby Little Debbie Bakery Store.
“Today our special relationship with Little Debbie just got a little bit more special,” said Southern spokesperson Barra De Nuez, expressing her confidence that the policy change would be a win/win/win for Little Debbie (McKee Foods), Southern and students.
De Nuez said the policy change allowed for Southern to shut down its various food service facilities in a major cost-cutting effort that would allow it to keep tuition prices low.
“Southern will be able to contain costs by avoiding massive overhead currently spent on nutritional services overhead,” said De Nuez. “Besides paying less for tuition, our students will be able to fulfill their caloric needs and much, much more at a fraction of the price they are currently paying for their meals.”